Performance Mobility to Help Family With a New MV-1 Wheelchair-Accessible Vehicle

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Through the help of generous donors and Performance Mobility, the Sandy community is able to help a local family by donating a wheelchair accessible vehicle.

The MV-1 from Perfomance Mobility

“We’re happy and honored to join the community in assisting the Harper family. Noah’s a great kid and this is just another reminder of why we’re in this business..." said Robert Giesbers, Performance Mobility General Manager.

Performance Mobility has joined with generous donors in the Sandy community to help a deserving family drive away in a new MV-1 wheelchair-accessible vehicle for their son, Noah. Noah was born early at 24 weeks weighing a pound and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy after a massive brain bleed. He has had over 15 surgeries with more scheduled in the future. With the costs of the medical care, it’s been difficult for his parents, Crystal and Jeff Harper, to keep up with their son’s needs.

“The bigger Noah gets the more I realize how badly we need an accessible vehicle. I’ll only be able to physically lift him for about another year,” said Crystal. The family has chosen a new, universally-accessible MV-1 vehicle, made by Mobility Ventures, LLC, an AM General Company. “We chose this vehicle for many reasons, but the top reason is safety - there have been no modifications and it is built from the ground up for wheelchair accessability. There is also a ton of room and it can tow up to 3500 lbs! We love to camp as a family!”

“We’re happy and honored to join the community in assisting the Harper family. Noah’s a great kid and this is just another reminder of why we’re in this business - to help families and individuals with disabilities stay mobile and active in their lives,” said Robert Giesbers, Performance Mobility General Manager.

A fundraising Poker Tournament will be held on June 10th at Sandy Station 8925 S Harrison St Sandy, UT 84070. The community is encouraged to come out and enjoy the event while raising funds for this worthy cause. For information on the event or to make a donation, please visit the Harper family’s website: http://www.wheelsfornoah.com.

The new MV-1 vehicle will be presented to the Harper family on Thursday June 11th at 6pm, at Performance Mobility, 9082 S 300 W, Sandy, UT 84070. The community is invited to help the Harper family celebrate their newfound mobility.

About Performance Mobility
With locations in Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Utah, Performance Mobility is a quality source for wheelchair accessible vehicles designed specifically for people with limited mobility. The Performance Team is committed to providing the highest quality accessible transportation to enhance quality of life for individuals and families. Please find more information at http://www.performancemobility.com

About the MV-1
Mobility Ventures is breaking new barriers with the MV-1 vehicle. Unlike many vans that are converted for accessibility, the MV-1 is the only vehicle that is built from the ground up for people with disabilities. The MV-1 has a side-entry powered ramp and space for a wheelchair passenger to sit in the front of the vehicle next to the driver, with additional room in back for another wheelchair and three ambulatory passengers. The MV-1 provides “Best in Class” safety direct from the factory and meets all applicable safety standards for crash-worthiness as required by the U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). Find more information at http://www.mv-1.us

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